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Police: Boy struck by stray bullet in Fort Wayne home now stable

Fort Wayne Police say the child's condition has been upgraded.

Posted: Jan 13, 2020 10:52 AM
Updated: Jan 14, 2020 5:20 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — An 8-year-old boy who was struck by a stray bullet inside a Fort Wayne home early Sunday is now stable, police say. 

The shooting happened just before 2 a.m. on the 3200 block of Logan Avenue

The boy was identified as Jamar Davis.

Fort Wayne police say the boy was shot near the chest and was initially treated with life-threatening injuries after a bullet fired outside entered the home. 

Sgt. Sofia Rosales-Scatena says his condition has since been upgraded. 

"We are extremely happy that the child is doing well," Rosales-Scatena said. "However, this does not negate the seriousness of this incident. This type of incident should never be a community standard which we accept as commonplace."

Rosales-Scatena says they're still looking for suspects in the case and is asking for the community's help.

Anyone with information is asked to call (260) 427-1201 or Crime Stoppers at 436-STOP. 

There is a GoFundMe for Jamar to help his family with medical expenses.

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